The National Arts Theatre located in Iganmu Area (mainland) of Lagos, Nigeria is the center for performing arts in the country. The building houses two modern cinema halls, a restaurant, bar and also has a functional auditorium that seats around 3,000 people.
During the Christmas Holidays, my Aunt and I explored this national monument. I was under the impression that the structure was ruined since much has not been heard about it lately, but to my amazement, this edifice was recently refurbished and offers a lot more.
People usually find the Iganmu area a bit sketchy, especially after dark but contrary to this perception, the place was actually filled with groups of families having a picnic on the lawn, horse riding and engaging in other recreational activities. I felt safe.
We paid NGN1,000 for a ticket to watch ITAN, an interesting stage play involving both dance and music. Tickets to the same play cost NGN5,000 at the Muson Centre, Onikan, Lagos.
We didn’t just get a good bargain, we also got a chance to appreciate this national masterpiece and it was a beautiful experience.
Are you planning a visit to Lagos, Nigeria? Make sure you see a play at the National Arts Theatre.
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